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A SOUTH ASIAN GUIDE TO ALLY SHIP.

Welcome back! Over the last few weeks Black Lives Matter Movement has seen much needed changes. The way people have unified to support such an important cause speaks volumes about the change made and still left. This episode of thEMPOWER is guide to how we, as South Asians, can be allies to the Black Lives Matter Movement and dissects the internalised discrimination which also still exists in South Asian culture. We hope you enjoy this episode and continue to support the cause. Stay tuned for Part 2!

BOYS LOCKER ROOM.

We use this episode of thEMPOWER, to discuss the “boys locker room” incident which took place in India. We discuss the details of the case and the reflection of society and our culture that these developments display. We also chat about ways in which we can prevent locker room talk. To wrap it all up, we reflect on conversations with our South Asian friends, which give us hope for a way forward.  

HUMANITY WASHED ASHORE.

Drawing inspiration from the Syrian refugee boy who washed ashore in 2015, we dissect the refugee crisis. In this episode, we discuss policies which are preventing refugees from exercising their rights to seek asylum. We also talk about the biggest refugee camp in South Asia and the growing concern of climate refugees.

COVID-19; A SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE.

Welcome back! In the latest episode of thEMPOWER, we dissect the situation of the pandemic in our respective home countries in South Asia. We pull apart the approach the Indian and Sri Lankan government has taken to deal with the situation and also explore the effects of the economic divide that exists within our countries and the rest of the globe. 

CORONAVIRUS.

Are we even a podcasting platform if we don’t talk about the coronavirus?

MEET AUNT FLO.

This episode has been posted earlier than promised because that’s how pumped we are for you guys to listen to it!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL.

Happy International Women’s Day to all our lovely listeners!

RAPE CULTURE.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode of thEMPOWER discusses topics like rape and sexual assault.

FEMINISM 101.

In this podcast, we take you on a journey depicting the tale of two girls, one brought up in Australia and one brought up in India. We compare and contrast how different their lives are and we also interview Sharanjit Kaur, a huge advocate for feminism, who lends us her view on intersectional feminism.

CENSORED.

Hello and welcome back to alas, our last podcast for Volume I and for this year. It’s a short and sweet podcast but definitely worth the listen, as this podcast aims to open your eyes to the concealed and censored world of China.

BROWN SKIN GIRL.

Today, we talk about culture and most importantly the differences between cultural integration into a Western society and the implications it can lead to, especially within our own community.

SKRRT SKRRT.

No, not an analysis of a 21 savage song, or a compliation of us doing adlibs because we’re bored. We’re talking fast fashion in episode 6 of thEMPOWER and the nefarious implications our consumer needs create.

MIND FLOURISH.

This week, we’re exploring the South Asian psyche that creates a stigma around mental health.

UP IN ARMS.

This week, we’re getting serious. People’s lives matter. And we’re up in arms about the passivity of this issue.

GLOBAL WARNING.

Welcome back to yet another episode of thEMPOWER, where in this podcast, we will talk about the multi-faceted and ever important topic of climate change.

THE DARK SIDE OF VOLUNTOURISM.

Welcome back to another episode of thEMPOWER. In this podcast we discuss the unfavourable reality of volunteering abroad and the implications of doing so.

HOPE.

Welcome to our very first podcast. In this podcast we will be introducing ourselves, thEMPOWER and talking about hope and why it’s so important not to lose hope in the face of everything that’s happening right now in the world and your own world.